Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann: Room for Both?
Remember when knowledge, skill, gravitas and political acumen were needed to run for president? Apparently the Grand Old Party took those requirements off its application. But if you have to pick one, the advantage goes to noted historian Michele Bachmann.
Palin and Bachmann would be vying for the same voters, so they cannot enter this primary together and expect to go far. Bachmann has the slight edge because she has some Christian conservative bona fides (i.e. Oral Roberts University) and has really defined herself as the tea party champion (if you ever wander into a crowd and wonder if you are at a tea party rally, just look up on the dais: if Michelle Bachmann is there, you're at one).
Palin has too many negatives to be effective, huge Fox following or not. Her daughter's turn on "Dancing with the Stars" lasted longer than Palin did as governor. She stated that she resigned from the governor's office for the betterment of Alaska. She should resign from political life for the betterment of America.